Colouring homework

15:26 Yannie 38 Comments

My 7 years old, May brings back at least 2 homework everyday. One of her homework, especially English will be colouring. She will spend quite a long time in her colouring homework which my husband and me are not really pleased, as we want her to spend more of her time in revising her ting xie, ejaan, spelling, mathematics and all other more value added work.

Every time we will  hurry her to finish her colouring homework up. When we ran out of time, I would also utter words like, " No need to colour so nice one, it isn't the Art homework, it is the English homework, just fill in some colour is good enough la!"  I would also ask April to help May with her colouring homework. We just want her to faster finish her colouring homework, and she can move on to do other things.

Yesterday, May brought back a piece of drawing. It was again assigned by her English teacher to fill the drawing and alphabets with colours. To be very frank here, this type of colouring homework would only get  her a "tick" with may be a "star".

We had a very hectic day. After taking dinner, both April and May were needed to go for their piano lesson. After the piano lesson, they had to practise their piano for this Friday music concert at Tesco. They had to do other homework, they had to do some mathematics work books, they had to practise their ting xie, ejaan and spelling, they had to do short revision for their coming exam, and they had to sleep early, because tomorrow they had table tennis training in the morning.

So May should have no time to do her English colouring homework.


When they came back home, May saw her colouring homework was completed and placed on her study table.


No, I wasn't the one who colouring for her. Guess who? Only one person left in the house.


Now you tell me, will you help your kids to do the colouring homework or other home work?

38 comments:

  1. I'm one that don't do colouring homework.. I always left it for my friends / babysitter doing it.. haahhaa.. :p

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    1. I don't like either. I like mathematics more.

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  2. I have to make my son realise that his own work is better than a better one made by somebody else. So, no I don't.

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    1. Now, my son wouldn't let me "help" or correct his homework.

      He said he'd rather be wrong but learn than have all correct answers that's not his. Adoi! hahaha

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    2. I will only help her in her colouring work. Only May. April can do her work quite fast and good.

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  3. All the best to your daughters' music concert!

    Break a leg! :)

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    1. We have to wake up early tomorrow morning, our long awaited public holiday in Perak. Yawn!

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  4. My boy takes the longest time to finish his colouring work. I hate to do it but do we have choice? I would help him in his colouring but never to complete his other homework, that he has got to do it himself. Feeling kind of guilty as indirectly, I convey a message to him that art isn't that important which he does question me about it, over and over again. *slap forehead* What to do and do we have choice when he comes home with mountain pile of homework? *sighs*

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    1. We said the same thing every time we colouring homework. Feel bad but we have no choice.

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  5. Nope, I leave my daughter's homework to herself. She has lots of time, with no tuition classes and so.

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    1. She can finish her homework quite fast and I have no worries unfinished work, but she can be very careless!

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    2. Maybe when my girl has limited time or loaded with homework, I can help her with coloring. Only coloring and not writing, because my handwriting is much neater than hers, muehehehe! Later bocor rahsia, her teacher will reprimand her :p

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    3. When they have ample time, I don't mind they spend their time on colouring. When we are in a hurry, I will help them to colour at least the background or bigger thing.

      I don't encourage helping them on other homework.

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  6. Yes...I will help but only in coloring.

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  7. This young age is the right time for them to develop their creativity in music and colours! They will earn more money in their career for having innovative and creative brains. Lee Kuan Yew once chided his cabinet ministers and told them to be more creative in order to succeed. Too late la, all his Ivy League & UK graduates have passed the creative development stages. You can see how important it is to excel in life besides having good English & Maths.

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    1. Appreciate your input, Anay.

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  8. Her colouring is nice. Anay can see her potential! Let her drool and explore like how my mama allowed me.

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    1. Anay, jin jin did the colouring for her la! This isn't her colouring work.

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  9. Shouldn't help them to do it, end they'll just lazy to do it themselves!!! =[

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    1. Of course it made sense.

      My son resorted to doing his homework in the car. Use all the time spent. After all, in KL we spend quite a lot of time in traffic jam. :(

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    2. Because this happens to my nephews and nieces, they very lazy to do their homework and always ask their mom to do it for them!!! =[

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  10. like this quote. My daughter keeps saying this to her little brother now.

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  11. hahahah...yes i have helped ashley with her colouring homework before because there are so much to colour. i don't understand why the need to do so for English class.

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  12. I actually do have the thought to help my son in his colouring work, but ended up, I never help until today. I leave it for him to do because it is his homework.

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    1. I noticed my son have lots of colouring homework too. Even Maths, he needs to colour the correct answer. He hate colouring ! yet, he still needs to do it because it is school's homeworks.

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    2. Your hubby's colouring is very nice. :)

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  13. I will also help her if time is running short and it's only colouring..:)

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  14. At the moment I will not as Ethan is still coping well. See lah when the time comes when he runs out of hand, maybe then..

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  15. I can't stand my #2 spending so much time and effort coloring too. I also don't understand why coloring is given as a homework for Std. 1 and 2!! My #2 even has tracing of words for her BM! The KSSR syllabus is so so much more easier than KBSR!

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  16. I would not help my kids with the schoolwork. Not directly. They need to do their works themselves. But I would be at the side, guiding them along. My 7 years old still not have many school works, just one or two pages of writing and once a while colouring. Still honeymoon period for her.

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  17. I will not help them doing the coloring work. I let my boy manage his work. Else he will have in mind that if he can't finish it, there will always somebody to help.

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  18. Huh..daddy did the colouring? Wah so neat lah. Oh, I think exactly like you. Gwen has lots of homework but not much coloring work la.

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  19. so daddy came to help out ??

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  20. haha daddy color it? Oh yes same to me, everytime I'll told me girl, aiyo no need to color so nice lah, don't waste so much time doing this. I always let her do the coloring after she finish all her writing exercise book, else she will "waste" longer time there.

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